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June 28, 2014

Little Texas to perform at Fall Fest

MT. VERNON — The nationally-known band, Little Texas, will be the headline act for entertainment during the 2014 Fall Fest.

“They will be the main act on Saturday night,” said festival committee member Bonnie Jerdon. “We’re really excited to be able to bring a very well-known act to Mt. Vernon for Fall Fest.”

Fall Fest will be held Oct. 17, 18 and 19, with entertainment being finalized for each day.

“The Entertainment Committee for Fall Fest has been in discussions about the bands,” Jerdon said. “We have had lots of success with our cover bands, but we asked

ourselves if we could step it up this year. Randy Olsen, a member of the committee, has contacts in the music world and found Little Texas. The band will be in this area doing another event, and we were right on their way as they will travel through. We were able to book them for Saturday night.”

Known as America’s favorite rockin’ country band, Little Texas has had 14 top 10 hits including, “God Blessed Texas,” “What Might Have Been,” “My Love,” and “Kick A Little.” According to information from the band, Little Texas started in Nashville, Tenn., by a handful of guys in their early 20s who were willing to do just about anything to bring their brand of rockin’ country to the forefront of the music industry. Before hitting the big time, the band crisscrossed America for three years, playing every bar and honky-tonk from Myrtle Beach, S.C., to Los Angeles while writing songs that were destined to change the sound of modern country and perfecting a stage show that has been critically acclaimed worldwide.

Their first radio release, “Some Guys Have All the Love,” became a Top 10 hit, as did their next hit, “First Time for Everything.”

After the band’s self-titled Little Texas album was released the band decided they needed a break after years of performing a huge concert schedule. The band returned in 2007 with its four original members — Duane Propes Porter Howell, Dwayne O’Brien and Del Gray.

“They are releasing a new album and making a big tour this year,” Jerdon said. “We are part of that. This is another step for us as we continue to grow the Fall Fest events.”

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